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Blockbuster brings movies to Motorola phones

Movie rental retailer Blockbuster has signed a deal with Motorola to being “thousands” of titles to select models of the US vendor’s devices.

ZTE boosted by Chinese 3G sales in 1H09

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has reported strong double-digit growth in both revenue and profit for the first half of the year on the back of strong demand for 3G equipment in its domestic market.

FCC steps up review of US mobile market

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will next Thursday hold a meeting in Washington aimed at launching a wide-ranging review of the country’s mobile industry practices, looking at issues from the state of competition in the market to the fees added on to subscribers’ bills.

AT&T improves 3G with move to 850MHz

US operator AT&T has reportedly begun rolling out 3G services in the 850MHz spectrum band with positive results from users. The company has previously operated 3G networks in the 1900MHz band, but the new spectrum has been freed up by the closure last year of its TDMA network.

TiVo extends legal action to AT&T and Verizon

US firm TiVo has stepped up its efforts to defend a core part of the technology behind its digital video recorder on Wednesday as it sued AT&T and Verizon over their own fledgling television services, reports Financial Times.

Time Warner Cable, Verizon to test web TV

US pay-TV providers Time Warner Cable and Verizon Communications plan to test systems to offer shows on the web to paying customers, reports Reuters.

Verizon COO to retire

Verizon’s president and COO Dennis F. Strigl is to retire at the end of this year.

Verizon touts developer success

US operator Verizon Wireless claims that more than 1,000 developers have registered to become part of its Verizon Developer Community in the last month.

 

Verizon launches mobility services for large firms

Verizon Business today announced ‘Managed Mobility Solutions,’ a new service for large multinational businesses that provides security for mobile devices and mobile expense management, reports Computerworld

AT&T’s HSPA plans take aim at Verizon

Number two US operator AT&T Wireless yesterday unveiled specific plans to upgrade its mobile networks, a move clearly aimed at derailing rival Verizon’s momentum with LTE technology